Advanced Mental Health Lead Basildon July 2024 (SMHL008)

Leading to assessed accreditation as a Designated Mental Health Lead and a qualification – Level 4 Certificate in Mental Health Aware Leadership.

Venue: Cherry Tree Primary School, 89 Church Road, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4AG 

Times: 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Dates: 9th July 2024, 26th September & 22nd October

DfE Course title: Advanced Designated Mental Health Lead

DfE Course Code: SMHL008

What support will I get?

You are able to contact us at any time by phone or email to discuss content, ask questions. You are also entitled to two complimentary mentoring sessions to help you overcome any barriers you have with embedding the learning. Participants are also invited to half termly online portfolio Q&A support sessions.

Participants are also able to access continuing sorry for a year after starting the course to help embed their strategy through complimentary membership to the Network. This support includes access to a helpline, CPD, events such as our annual conference, a forum and online networking events.

Course preparation
All course materials are delivered digitally. This means you will need to bring a device or download the materials before coming on the course.
Before the course you are required to complete a personal skills audit and also a setting audit. These are both available online through If a colleague is also completing a course with us, then complete the setting audit in tandem.

Course Instructors

Nicky Nicky Trainer
Fiona Fiona Author

Fiona’s teaching career spanning 11-18 schools in London and Essex has delivered an understanding of a diverse range of educational, social and emotional needs within key stages 3 to 5. Networking with colleagues in primary and special schools and the local PRU has provided insights into additional educational settings. As a senior school leader she has instigated sustainable cultural change in dealing with the mental health and wellbeing of students, for example in encouraging student-led expression of need, leading to the development of strategies to nurture resilience. She has regularly liaised with external agencies and health providers, following this up with further professional development and study relating to adolescent mental health issues. In a staff representative role she has provided assistance on a range of wellbeing matters, and where appropriate has worked to further issues that have signified the need for cultural and organisational change. Throughout the pandemic and lockdown periods Fiona provided support on a daily basis, both working in school with identified students as well as liaising with parents and students at home.

Course Registration


You will be invoiced £800 plus VAT only if we have confirmation of DfE funding (we have applied for this course fee to be paid for by the DfE Mental Health Lead Training Grant).

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